Thailand Tourist Arrivals.

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The July 5 capsizing of the Phoenix was Thailand’s worst tourist-related disaster in years. China is Thailand’s biggest source of visitors, and last year accounted for nearly one-third of the Tourist arrivals.

During July, Chinese arrivals fell 0.9 percent from a year earlier, the first drop since the start of 2017, when the Thai government was cracking down on cheap tour packages from China.


The Thai tourism ministry expects a bigger decline of 14.3 per cent for August.

And the ministry cut its target for Chinese arrivals in July-December by 669,000, or 11.5 per cent,

Virat Chatturaputpitak, vice president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, said he expects numbers to recover during China’s “Golden Week” holiday in October when many citizens travel en masse.

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